Right To Know

Pennsylvania codified a citizen’s right to access government records in Act 3 of 2008, called the Right to Know (RTK) Law. This law also established the state Office of Open Records. The law governs the release of records, not answering questions.  A record is defined as “any information regardless of its physical form or character that documents a transaction or activity of an agency and is created, received, or retained pursuant to law or in connection with a transaction, business or activity of an agency.”

Penn Township provides open access to the public records of the Township in accordance with the Right to Know law.  The Township instituted Resolution 2008-04 to establish procedures for complying with the act. This policy was revised on June 19, 2024. 
To received a public record the request must be in writing on a Right to Know Request Form (found below) and may be submitted in person or by mail, email.

Click here for the Right to Know Request Form

Name of AORO
Name Kristen Kalmbach
Address113 Rachau Dr. P O Box 125, Coburn, Pa 16832
Phone 814 349-8886
Email – penntownshipcentre@verizon.net

To appeal the response to a request or for information concerning Pennsylvania’s open records laws, please contact the state Office of Open Records:

Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburgh, PA  17126-0333
Phone 717-346-9903  *  Fax 717-425-5343
OpenRecords@Pa.gov

The township charges the fees listed in the Pennsylvania “Office of Open Records Official RTKL Fee Structure


Penn Township Right to Know Policy